Scout Motors - Blythewood, SC

The Future of Scout Starts with SC

Announced in March 2023, Scout Motors Inc. (“Scout”) is establishing its first manufacturing plant in Blythewood, South Carolina. At the Richland County site, the company will build all-electric, next-generation trucks and rugged SUVs harkening back to the iconic Scout vehicles produced from 1960 to 1980. With the company’s $2 Billion investment, at least 4,000 permanent new jobs are expected. Career opportunities will range from director-level positions, like supply chain and talent acquisition, to entry-level supply chain and manufacturing roles.

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Scout's iconic vehicles were originally produced from 1960 to 1980

The Blythewood facility will build all-electric, next-generation trucks and rugged SUVs

The Blythewood facility is scheduled to be operational by 2026

Scout Motors is an independent U.S. company, backed by Volkswagen Group

“Scout has been an American icon since introducing an SUV in 1960. It's the vehicle that took your family on a camping trip, that gave access to the great outdoors, and that showed up on the job site every morning. Today, we’re reimagining Scout’s original ingenuity and electrifying its future. We’re bringing the Scout spirit to South Carolina and it's going to be a hell of a ride.”

Scott Keogh

President and CEO, Scout Motors

In the heart of everything

We like to say that the Central SC Region is the “Heart of SC.” Not only is it located in the middle of South Carolina, but it’s people are the heartbeat that have helped its communities thrive. This one-of-a-kind place is bubbling over with abundant natural beauty, history, a rich culture, and genuine heartfelt hospitality like nothing you’ll find anywhere else.


Eight counties and the state’s capital city make up Central SC. Explore each of these communities for glimpse into what makes them special:

Luxury for Less

Looking for a historic charmer or lakefront view? What about a bungalow in a bustling downtown district? Or, do you prefer land where you can spread out? Real estate in Central SC comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and is where you can find big-city amenities with small-town hospitality for an affordable price. Housing in the Columbia MSA is more than 30% lower than the national average.


Need help finding the right home for your family? View our select list of residential real estate vendors.


Prefer to shop around on your own? See what’s currently on the market in a 60-minute drive of Blythewood.


We know it’s not just the cost of your home that’s an important factor in where you live. Curious how far your dollar will go in the heart of SC? Calculate your Cost of Living.

Living Large in the Heart of SC

When it comes to enjoying life in the moment, people in the heart of SC play just as hard as they work! Central SC communities surrounding and beyond the Scout facility have a little bit of everything. Whether you are an avid outdoor explorer, fancy a delicious meal at a reputed restaurant, or just want to prop up your feet to enjoy a show, there’s always something available to fill your free time.


Discover more with these resources:

Scout Motors Quick Guide to the Central SC Region

Get Moving With Scout Motors

You’ve made the commitment with Scout, now it’s time to get moving! Check out our quick guide to opportunities and resources available to you to help make your exciting new journey a smooth ride.


Scout Motors Quick Guide to the Central SC Region

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